Burundi: Fuel shortage in Bujumbura town hampers the activities.

The lack of fuel at several service stations in the Bujumbura town hampers the daily activities. This Monday, there were long queues in front of the few service stations that served this product.

Of the eleven service stations  BUPP and JET stations located in Kamenge area, Bwiza Kobil station, Top One (Q Kigobe), Interpetrol of Ntahangwa (Buyenzi), Mogas and Kobil of Bwiza, New Oil, Interpetrol (Near the Water Front Hotel), Interpétrol of the Asiatique quarter, only two petrol stations such as Inter-petrol of the Asiatique quarter and the Interpétrol station (near the Water Front Hotel) served gasoline.

Some of the vehicles’ drivers say that in order at least to get served, they have to be at the station at 6:30 in the early morning.

Ine driver told Burundi Press Agency: ” Yesterday I looked for fuel in vain on four service stations, today I woke up early morning to maximize the chances of being served. If the Ministry in charge of Energy
could rise up the price of the fuel and we are guaranteed of its availability on service stations, it would be better than the situation we are living”.

The few inhabitants of the city of Bujumbura contacted about this fuel scarcity regret that this lack of
fuel observed for more than two weeks has already resulted in increased freight costs by taxi-cars and taxis-motorcycles.

The reason put forward by these taxi drivers is that they hardly get the fuel. These inhabitants of the city of Bujumbura, already fear a possible rise in food and transportation prices for transit buses which go in the provinces of the countryside of the country, especially during this holiday season.

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